What We Do

Arts Enterprises GmbH works with select clients on individual projects, with a core of arts professionals who have been active in the world of classical music management and event production for more than 35 years.

Each member brings a special expertise to the table and thus assures professional, efficient and effective execution of every individual project. This is especially valuable in terms of the vast international professional network to which the group has access.

The range of expertise ranges from carrying through feasibility studies for each project, planning and budgeting to fund raising, grant writing, social media, orchestra touring, artist management, career coaching to marketing and public relations.

Arts Enterprises GmbH operates with select partners principally in Europe, North and South America and the Far East.

Who We Are

Arts Enterprises GmbH is a company based in Berlin, Germany, established in 2023, under the management of Zenaida des Aubris who brings over 35 years of expertise in all phases of classical musical management and production.

Depending on the individual project and in close cooperation with the client, a team of experts is brought together to conceive, plan, budget and implement the classical music event.

Argentine-born Zenaida des Aubris started at the San Francisco Opera under the direction of legendary general director Kurt Herbert Adler.

She continued to become the personal manager of opera stage and film director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, until his passing in 1988. Setting up a boutique artist management agency in Munich, she became the personal manager of conductor Lorin Maazel.

Subsequently, for Opera-On-Original Site, Ltd., she was General Project Director of the Turandot in the Forbidden City, which took place in Beijing under the musical direction of Zubin Mehta and stage direction of Zhang Yimou, attracting a world-wide audience of 45,000 for nine performances.

Still in China, she became the first General Manager of the Hangzhou Grand Theater.

Returning to Europe, Zenaida joined the artistic direction team at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain, for its inaugural seasons.

Based on the vast range of experience, she has since concentrated on coaching young opera singers on the business aspects of a singing career, working with leading institutions such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Neue Stimmen, Trentino Music Festival.

Zenaida des Aubris

desaubris@arts-enterprises.com

+49-151-2707 8216

Team

Alex Papp

International Artist Liaison/
Project and Artist Manager

alex@arts-enterprises.com

+1 (505) 472-5217

Calio Alonso

Project/Artist Manager

calio@arts-enterprises.com

Aday Cartagena

Assistant Artist
Manager/
Personal Manager

aday@arts-enterprises.com

Craig Urquhart

Assistant Artist Manager/
Project Manager

curquhart@arts-enterprises.com

Michal Neugebauer

Project/Artist Manager

michal@arts-enterprises.com